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Iceland’s civil protection agency has decided to evacuate an area north of the country’s Bardarbunga volcano, saying it could not rule out an eruption.

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A warning sign blocks the road to Bardarbunga volcano, some 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier August 19, 2014. The threat of an eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

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A tourist bus is prepared for departure in Myji Dalur August 20, 2014, outside the closest lodges to Bardarbunga volcano in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier. The threat of an eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

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An Icelandic flag flutters in the wind in Myji Dalur August 20, 2014, the closest inhabited area to Bardarbunga volcano in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier. The threat of an eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

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General view of lodges in Myji Dalur August 20, 2014, the closest lodges to Bardarbunga volcano, some 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier. The threat of an eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

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General view of a road leading to Vatnajokull glacier August 20, 2014. The threat of an eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

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A warning sign blocks the road to Bardarbunga volcano, some 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier August 19, 2014. The threat of an eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

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General view of the Hofsjokull glacier August 20, 2014. The threat of an eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

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General view of the Bardarbunga volcano in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier August 19, 2014. The threat of an eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

Sigtryggur Johannsson/REUTERS

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Warning signs block the road to Bardarbunga volcano, some 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier August 19, 2014. The threat of an eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

Sigtryggur Johannsson/REUTERS

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